Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee BeanBourbon Barrel Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on vanilla beans & whole coffee beans

Added by elkinbrown on 01-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,027
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
199
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
39
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Tony210
2.46/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I have had the original version before and loved it. This bottle is infected. It is very sour and it shouldn't be. Sucks.
Update; I contacted the brewery - they were aware of the infection issue and issued a recall in the spring.

10/9/18
12.7 oz bottle, 2018 bottle date
2 rating

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Photo of tittyfish
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fantific
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is infected, but to a minor degree. The flavors are there, but a mild tartness is present.

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Photo of Rristow
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The hauntingly good brew in your hand is rife with dark complexities. Seven malts were used to create deep flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and molasses. A hint of bitterness and herbal character from carefully selected European and American hops help support the monolithic maltiness. This special batch was aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on vanilla beans and whole coffee beans. A truly decadent brew that is intended to be poured into your favorite snifter and given time to warm up from its dark and cool resting place.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spark3148857
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours espresso colored with a rather thin tan had that fades to a ringlet; leggy, with spots of lacing dribbling down

Smell: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and walnut; just a hint of coffee

Taste: The Bourbon rocks the front end, with chocolate, vanilla, walnut and coffee tones building, through the middle; the Bourbon builds, after the swallow, and the finish is filled with caramel and brown sugar sweetness

Mouthfeel: Full boded with low to moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: This is the 2017 bottling - I tasted it side by side with the 2015 non-barrel version; perhaps this one needs a similar amount of time to settle down but I found this to be too hot and sweet, with the Bourbon mis-placed (I like the Bourbon in the back of the palate, not in the forefront); still, worthy beer, just didn't compare as well as I had hoped

Thanks, N-Gogol, for the opportunity

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crewfan1952
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axf4129
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition - Vanilla & Coffee Bean from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 199 ratings